A team of volunteer retired and active-member electricians from IBEW Local 573 in Warren spent Monday morning setting up the electrical service for 60 teams participating in the 2015 Relay for Life event on Courthouse Square in Warren this weekend.
“Taking care of the electrical service for Relay for Life has become a tradition for our members, and an opportunity to give back to the community in a way that’s unique to us and fits our talents perfectly,” said Jack Morse, business manager, IBEW Local 573.
This year’s event expects to draw more than 1,000 participants and raise more than $200,000 for cancer research.
“We’ll also have a tent during the event and sell our popular pulled pork sandwiches and bowls of buttered mushrooms, and donate all the proceeds back to the cause,” Morse said.
IBEW Local 573 is part of NECA-IBEW Electricians, an association of union electrical contractors and IBEW locals in the Mahoning Valley.